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Career Navigator Toolkit

Helpful website with advice and info for younger jobseekers

Statewide

The Career Navigator Toolkit is a webpage provided by Denver Opportunity Youth Initiative. Click on the website link, and you'll find a lot of information about preparing for and finding a job, just for younger jobseekers. You can find help developing a career path, creating a resume, writing a cover letter, preparing for an interview, making a good impression, and much more!

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Center for Employment Opportunities–Colorado Springs

888 Garden of the Gods Road, Suite 110, Colorado Springs CO 80907

Southeast

Colorado Springs

CEO works to reduce recidivism and increase employment. They provide people returning home from incarceration immediate paid employment, skills training, and ongoing career support. To offer work experience, CEO operates transitional work crews that provide indoor/outdoor maintenance and neighborhood beautification services. In addition to work and daily pay, CEO provides wraparound vocational support services: on days you are not working, you'll receive job coaching to find full-time employment. Once you're in a full-time position, CEO continues working with you for a year to ensure you have the support you need to grow in your career. CEO connects their young adult participants with specialized programming and resources that more effectively meet their needs.

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Center for Employment Opportunities–Denver

3532 Franklin Street, Suite S, Denver, CO 80205

Denver Metro

Denver

CEO works to reduce recidivism and increase employment. They provide people returning home from incarceration immediate paid employment, skills training, and ongoing career support. To offer work experience, CEO operates transitional work crews that provide indoor/outdoor maintenance and neighborhood beautification services. In addition to work and daily pay, CEO provides wraparound vocational support services: on days you are not working, you'll receive job coaching to find full-time employment. Once you're in a full-time position, CEO continues working with you for a year to ensure you have the support you need to grow in your career. CEO connects their young adult participants with specialized programming and resources that more effectively meet their needs.

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CHIC Denver

10115 E. Colfax Ave, Aurora CO 80010

Services designed for young women

Denver Metro

Aurora

CHIC offers a variety of services in intervention and prevention that address economic mobility, mental health, social, emotional and cultural wellness and the overall stability of the family. They provide a variety of programs that focus on families and youth who have educational, reentry, and community needs. They bring families and service providers together to increase access to community resources.

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Job Corps

57608 Highway 330, Collbran CO 81624

Northwest

Collbran

Collbran Job Corps Civilian Conservation Center is a free residential educational and job training program for young adults ages 16-24. They will connect you to skills and the education you need to move forward in life. You can enroll online or call for more information. Click on the website, then click on Get Your Application Started.

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Servicios de La Raza Youth Re-Entry WAGEES20 Program

3131 West 14th Avenue, Denver CO 80204

WAGEES Community Partner

Denver Metro

Denver

Servicios de la Raza offers Youth Re-entry WAGEES20, which is re-entry help and case management for justice-involved adults ages 18-24. You'll get help with work clothing, tools, school supplies, and transportation. They help with educational training to assist youth succeed in community college courses. Click on the website to learn about all of the services and connections they offer.

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Southwest Conservation Corps

701 E Rainbow Blvd, Salida, CO 81201

Southwest

Salida/Alamosa

Southwest Conservation Corps (SCC) has opportunities for young adults ages 18-24 in the San Luis Valley. Young adults with criminal records are warmly encouraged to apply. SCC provides youth, young adults, and veterans with structured, safe and challenging service and educational opportunities through projects that promote personal growth, the development of social skills, and an ethic of natural resource stewardship. SCC Los Valles runs programming out of Salida and Alamosa, and their main office is in Salida.

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The Master’s Apprentice

646 Mariposa Street, #202, Denver, CO 80204

Denver Metro

Denver

The Master's Apprentice is a faith-based pre-apprentice program that prepares you to enter the trades and assists in career placement. The program is for people 18-40 years old, but they will consider someone younger or older than this age range on a case-by-case basis. The program prepares you to work in carpentry, plumbing, electrical, welding, masonry, or HVAC. You must have your high school diploma or equivalency (GED) and be able to pass a drug test. It's preferable that you have your driver's license. You can apply online through their website or call Coach Kelly at the number below to learn more.

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Urban Peak–Employment & Training Services Team

1630 S Acoma Street, Denver CO 80223

Denver Metro

Denver

Urban Peak’s Employment & Training Services team helps youth ages 15 -24 experiencing homelessness and those at risk of homelessness. Services include Job Readiness Training (JRT), career training services, job search assistance, job placement and job retention services. All services are free and individualized with the help of a case manager. Hours vary based on locations, address below is the Shelter. Drop-in Center is located on 2100 Stout st.

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Workforce Centers–Youth & Young Adult Programs

Statewide

Workforce Centers across Colorado have funds to help youth and young adults with employment. If you're between 14-24 years old, live in a low income family, and have one or more challenges, such as deficiency in math or reading skills, misdemeanor or felony record, documented disability, school drop out, homeless/runaway, pregnant or parenting, or in foster care, you may qualify for help through one of their programs. Click on the website to learn more about the programs. You'll find the statewide list of Workforce Centers on Remerg.com in the Jobs & Training section. Call and tell the operator that you are a youth or young adult and you'll be connected to the right person for these programs.

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